Past Events

Second Lyme Paintout

Date: Sat May 5, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Place: Brush Hill Rd just north of Tantumorantum Rd in Lyme
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
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The Lyme Art Association, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, and the Lyme Land Conservation Trust will be sponsoring a day of en plein air painting at Clucas Field, a beautiful meadow lined with stone walls on Brush Hill Road, on the left just past Tantumorantum Road. There will be signs pointing to the event and to parking.  All are welcome to come and paint (painters must register with the Lyme Art Association) or just watch and appreciate artists at work.  Light refreshments will be available. Please contact the Lyme Art Association at 860-434-7802 for more information. Rain date May 6.

Go to the  Lyme Art Association website, http://www.lymeartassociation.org/  for a link to a prospectus with detailed information for artists interested in exhibiting at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in June and the Lyme Art Association in July.


The Lyme Art Association, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, and the Lyme Land Conservation Trust will be sponsoring a day of en plein air painting at Clucas Field, a beautiful meadow lined with stone walls on Brush Hill Road, on the left just past Tantumorantum Road. There will be signs pointing to the event and to parking.  All are welcome to come and paint (painters must register with the Lyme Art Association) or just watch and appreciate artists at work.  Light refreshments will be available. Please contact the Lyme Art Association at 860-434-7802 for more information. Rain date May 6.

Go to the  Lyme Art Association website, http://www.lymeartassociation.org/  for a link to a prospectus with detailed information for artists interested in exhibiting at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in June and the Lyme Art Association in July.


Fish Ladders in Lyme

Date: Sat April 7, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: The Moulson Pond Fish Ladder
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Linda Bireley
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Marine wildlife expert Linda Bireley will demonstrate how fish use the ladder to reach their
spawning grounds upstream above the old mill dam. She will discuss how the returning fish are
monitored and the species that return annually to the 8 Mile River to produce new generations.
This program is rain or shine & appropriate for all ages. Polarized sunglasses suggested.
Park at 8 Mile River Cemetery on Mt. Archer Rd on right 1/4 mile off of Rt. 156


Marine wildlife expert Linda Bireley will demonstrate how fish use the ladder to reach their
spawning grounds upstream above the old mill dam. She will discuss how the returning fish are
monitored and the species that return annually to the 8 Mile River to produce new generations.
This program is rain or shine & appropriate for all ages. Polarized sunglasses suggested.
Park at 8 Mile River Cemetery on Mt. Archer Rd on right 1/4 mile off of Rt. 156


7th Annual Land Trust Photo Contest Reception

Date: Fri March 30, 2012
Time: 6 p.m to 8 p.m.
Place: Lymes’ Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Rd., Old Lyme
Contact Email: Landtrustphotos@yahoo.com
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Come and enjoy this free event, but please RSVP with the number in your party to landtrustphotos@yahoo.com. Light refreshments will be served.

The winning photos along with many of those submitted will be on display. A free DVD of the over 300 submitted pictures will be offered.

The 7th annual photo contest was sponsored by the land conservation trusts of Lyme, Old Lyme, Salem, East Haddam and Essex.

This year’s contest was made possible by the generous financial support provided by Lorensen Toyota, Oakley/Wing Group at Smith Barney, Evan Griswold at Coldwell Banker, Essex Savings Bank, ChelseaGroton Bank, Ballek Garden Center and Murtha Cullina LLP


Come and enjoy this free event, but please RSVP with the number in your party to landtrustphotos@yahoo.com. Light refreshments will be served.

The winning photos along with many of those submitted will be on display. A free DVD of the over 300 submitted pictures will be offered.

The 7th annual photo contest was sponsored by the land conservation trusts of Lyme, Old Lyme, Salem, East Haddam and Essex.

This year’s contest was made possible by the generous financial support provided by Lorensen Toyota, Oakley/Wing Group at Smith Barney, Evan Griswold at Coldwell Banker, Essex Savings Bank, ChelseaGroton Bank, Ballek Garden Center and Murtha Cullina LLP


Community Investment Vote

Date: Thu March 15, 2012
Time: Feb.1 to March 15
Place: Essex Savings Bank
Contact Email:
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Every year the Essex Savings Bank pledges to donate 10% of its after tax net income to non-profit organizations and community development projects operating in the towns of Chester, Deep River, Essex, Lyme, Madison, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook.  Organizations receive funds proportionate to the number of votes they receive.

Anyone with an account at Essex Savings Bank may vote.  So be sure to stop by the bank between February 1 and March 15 to complete your ballot.


Every year the Essex Savings Bank pledges to donate 10% of its after tax net income to non-profit organizations and community development projects operating in the towns of Chester, Deep River, Essex, Lyme, Madison, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook.  Organizations receive funds proportionate to the number of votes they receive.

Anyone with an account at Essex Savings Bank may vote.  So be sure to stop by the bank between February 1 and March 15 to complete your ballot.


New England Cottontail

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Date: Sun March 11, 2012
Time: 2:00 P.M
Place: Lyme Public Hall, Rt. 156, Hamburg
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Shaun Roche
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Shaun Roche from the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s Stewart B. McKinney Wildlife Refuge in
Westbrook will outline what is being done to rebuild wild populations of the threatened New
England Cottontail. He will present photos and discuss the natural history of the New England
Cottontail, its habitat, reasons for its decline, and efforts by both governmental agencies and
private groups to save this native rabbit.


Shaun Roche from the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s Stewart B. McKinney Wildlife Refuge in
Westbrook will outline what is being done to rebuild wild populations of the threatened New
England Cottontail. He will present photos and discuss the natural history of the New England
Cottontail, its habitat, reasons for its decline, and efforts by both governmental agencies and
private groups to save this native rabbit.


What’s Toxic, What’s Not

Date: Sun February 12, 2012
Time: 2pm
Place: The Lyme Public Hall, 249 Hamburg Road (Rt. 156)
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Gary Ginsberg (Dr. G), a toxicologist for the state of CT and radio show host of WTIC AM’s Greener Living
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“What’s Toxic, What’s Not”
Toxic chemicals lurk in plastic containers, couch cushions, even toothpaste! Dr. Ginsberg’s presentation will teach you how to decrease your carbon waste and toxic footprints at home and in the garden, and how to shop for healthier and greener products. This event will be interactive with lots of audience participation. Free of charge. Co-sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust and the Lyme Public Hall.


“What’s Toxic, What’s Not”
Toxic chemicals lurk in plastic containers, couch cushions, even toothpaste! Dr. Ginsberg’s presentation will teach you how to decrease your carbon waste and toxic footprints at home and in the garden, and how to shop for healthier and greener products. This event will be interactive with lots of audience participation. Free of charge. Co-sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust and the Lyme Public Hall.


2012 Photo Contest Deadline

Date: Tue January 31, 2012
Time: 11:59 p.m.
Place:
Contact Email: landtrustphotos@yahoo.com
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2012 Photo Contest Deadline is Jan 31
Photo Contest Sponsored by Local Land Trusts

The land trusts of Lyme, Old Lyme, Essex, Salem, and East Haddam are inviting amateur photographers to focus on our pictorial & scenic countryside and to submit their photos to the Seventh Annual Photo Contest. The great beauty of our towns shows up repeatedly in the great paintings of the American Impressionist movement. Photography is another way to remind ourselves of what we have and to show how important it is to protect and preserve that heritage.

This contest is being funded with the generous support of Lorensen Toyota, Oakley/Wing Group at Smith Barney, Evan Griswold at Coldwell Banker, Ballek Garden Center, Essex Savings, Bank, Murtha Cullina LLP and ChelseaGroton Bank.

Judges will award $100, $50 and $25 cash prizes for each of the following categories:

-Landscapes/Waterscapes
-Plants
-Wildlife
-Cultural/Historic
-Any subject for Young Photographers, below age 15

In addition to the above noted prizes, a special $100 award will be given in memory of our former judge, John G. Mitchell, for the best photograph that promotes and supports our environment and biodiversity.

The three independent judges are William Burt, a naturalist who has won acclaim for his books of wildlife photography: Rare and Elusive Birds of North America, Shadowbirds, and his recently released Marshes: The Disappearing Edens. Amy Kurtz Lansing, Curator at the Florence Griswold Museum and a Yale University doctoral candidate in the History of Art. She is also the author of Historical Fictions: Edward Lamson Henry’s Paintings of Past and Present. Rudy Wood-Muller, a photographic illustrator and designer. His photos were exhibited at the New York World’s Fair in 1964 and the Rochester Institute of Technology. A group of his photographs have been selected to be part of the Permanent Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The deadline for submitting photographs is January 31, 2012. For questions, entry forms and a copy of the contest rules, send an e-mail to landtrustphotos@yahoo.com. To see all of last year’s winning photos, go to http://landtrustsphotos.shutterfly.com/

Below you will find information about our annual photo contest.
2011-12 Contest Rules

2012 Photo Contest Deadline is Jan 31
Photo Contest Sponsored by Local Land Trusts

The land trusts of Lyme, Old Lyme, Essex, Salem, and East Haddam are inviting amateur photographers to focus on our pictorial & scenic countryside and to submit their photos to the Seventh Annual Photo Contest. The great beauty of our towns shows up repeatedly in the great paintings of the American Impressionist movement. Photography is another way to remind ourselves of what we have and to show how important it is to protect and preserve that heritage.

This contest is being funded with the generous support of Lorensen Toyota, Oakley/Wing Group at Smith Barney, Evan Griswold at Coldwell Banker, Ballek Garden Center, Essex Savings, Bank, Murtha Cullina LLP and ChelseaGroton Bank.

Judges will award $100, $50 and $25 cash prizes for each of the following categories:

-Landscapes/Waterscapes
-Plants
-Wildlife
-Cultural/Historic
-Any subject for Young Photographers, below age 15

In addition to the above noted prizes, a special $100 award will be given in memory of our former judge, John G. Mitchell, for the best photograph that promotes and supports our environment and biodiversity.

The three independent judges are William Burt, a naturalist who has won acclaim for his books of wildlife photography: Rare and Elusive Birds of North America, Shadowbirds, and his recently released Marshes: The Disappearing Edens. Amy Kurtz Lansing, Curator at the Florence Griswold Museum and a Yale University doctoral candidate in the History of Art. She is also the author of Historical Fictions: Edward Lamson Henry’s Paintings of Past and Present. Rudy Wood-Muller, a photographic illustrator and designer. His photos were exhibited at the New York World’s Fair in 1964 and the Rochester Institute of Technology. A group of his photographs have been selected to be part of the Permanent Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The deadline for submitting photographs is January 31, 2012. For questions, entry forms and a copy of the contest rules, send an e-mail to landtrustphotos@yahoo.com. To see all of last year’s winning photos, go to http://landtrustsphotos.shutterfly.com/

Below you will find information about our annual photo contest.
2011-12 Contest Rules


2012 Photo Contest Deadline is Jan 31
Photo Contest Sponsored by Local Land Trusts

The land trusts of Lyme, Old Lyme, Essex, Salem, and East Haddam are inviting amateur photographers to focus on our pictorial & scenic countryside and to submit their photos to the Seventh Annual Photo Contest. The great beauty of our towns shows up repeatedly in the great paintings of the American Impressionist movement. Photography is another way to remind ourselves of what we have and to show how important it is to protect and preserve that heritage.

This contest is being funded with the generous support of Lorensen Toyota, Oakley/Wing Group at Smith Barney, Evan Griswold at Coldwell Banker, Ballek Garden Center, Essex Savings, Bank, Murtha Cullina LLP and ChelseaGroton Bank.

Judges will award $100, $50 and $25 cash prizes for each of the following categories:

-Landscapes/Waterscapes
-Plants
-Wildlife
-Cultural/Historic
-Any subject for Young Photographers, below age 15

In addition to the above noted prizes, a special $100 award will be given in memory of our former judge, John G. Mitchell, for the best photograph that promotes and supports our environment and biodiversity.

The three independent judges are William Burt, a naturalist who has won acclaim for his books of wildlife photography: Rare and Elusive Birds of North America, Shadowbirds, and his recently released Marshes: The Disappearing Edens. Amy Kurtz Lansing, Curator at the Florence Griswold Museum and a Yale University doctoral candidate in the History of Art. She is also the author of Historical Fictions: Edward Lamson Henry’s Paintings of Past and Present. Rudy Wood-Muller, a photographic illustrator and designer. His photos were exhibited at the New York World’s Fair in 1964 and the Rochester Institute of Technology. A group of his photographs have been selected to be part of the Permanent Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The deadline for submitting photographs is January 31, 2012. For questions, entry forms and a copy of the contest rules, send an e-mail to landtrustphotos@yahoo.com. To see all of last year’s winning photos, go to http://landtrustsphotos.shutterfly.com/

Below you will find information about our annual photo contest.
2011-12 Contest Rules

2012 Photo Contest Deadline is Jan 31
Photo Contest Sponsored by Local Land Trusts

The land trusts of Lyme, Old Lyme, Essex, Salem, and East Haddam are inviting amateur photographers to focus on our pictorial & scenic countryside and to submit their photos to the Seventh Annual Photo Contest. The great beauty of our towns shows up repeatedly in the great paintings of the American Impressionist movement. Photography is another way to remind ourselves of what we have and to show how important it is to protect and preserve that heritage.

This contest is being funded with the generous support of Lorensen Toyota, Oakley/Wing Group at Smith Barney, Evan Griswold at Coldwell Banker, Ballek Garden Center, Essex Savings, Bank, Murtha Cullina LLP and ChelseaGroton Bank.

Judges will award $100, $50 and $25 cash prizes for each of the following categories:

-Landscapes/Waterscapes
-Plants
-Wildlife
-Cultural/Historic
-Any subject for Young Photographers, below age 15

In addition to the above noted prizes, a special $100 award will be given in memory of our former judge, John G. Mitchell, for the best photograph that promotes and supports our environment and biodiversity.

The three independent judges are William Burt, a naturalist who has won acclaim for his books of wildlife photography: Rare and Elusive Birds of North America, Shadowbirds, and his recently released Marshes: The Disappearing Edens. Amy Kurtz Lansing, Curator at the Florence Griswold Museum and a Yale University doctoral candidate in the History of Art. She is also the author of Historical Fictions: Edward Lamson Henry’s Paintings of Past and Present. Rudy Wood-Muller, a photographic illustrator and designer. His photos were exhibited at the New York World’s Fair in 1964 and the Rochester Institute of Technology. A group of his photographs have been selected to be part of the Permanent Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The deadline for submitting photographs is January 31, 2012. For questions, entry forms and a copy of the contest rules, send an e-mail to landtrustphotos@yahoo.com. To see all of last year’s winning photos, go to http://landtrustsphotos.shutterfly.com/

Below you will find information about our annual photo contest.
2011-12 Contest Rules


The Snake in your Back Yard

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Date: Sun January 29, 2012
Time: 2pm
Place: The Lyme Public Hall, 249 Hamburg Road (Rt. 156)
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Linda Krulikowski, author of Snakes of New England
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“The Snake in your Back Yard”
Wouldn’t you like to know the name of the beautiful slithering creature in your stone wall, garden or wood pile, understand why it is sharing your home ground, and whether it is venomous or can be approached? Linda Krulikowski, author of Snakes of New England, will explain all this and more in a lecture and live demonstration with her pet snake.
This is a Trekkers Event. Children are welcome. Free of charge.


“The Snake in your Back Yard”
Wouldn’t you like to know the name of the beautiful slithering creature in your stone wall, garden or wood pile, understand why it is sharing your home ground, and whether it is venomous or can be approached? Linda Krulikowski, author of Snakes of New England, will explain all this and more in a lecture and live demonstration with her pet snake.
This is a Trekkers Event. Children are welcome. Free of charge.


Invasive Shrub Control Workshop

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Date: Fri December 30, 2011
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Place: UCONN Forest, Fenton Tract
Contact Email: thomas.worthley@uconn.edu
Presenter: Jeffrey Ward – Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Thomas Worthley – University of Connecticut, Cooperative Extension
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Sponsored by:
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
University of Connecticut – Cooperative Extension
USDA NRCS Connecticut

Invasive plant species including Japanese barberry have been found to increase the risk of exposure to Lyme disease. Controlling Japanese barberry can reduce the risk of exposure to Lyme disease while also increasing growing space for native wildflowers and tree seedlings.

During this workshop, you will learn techniques for an integrated program of invasive plant control in forest understories including: treatment techniques (flame weeding, mechanical control, and herbicide application), site evaluation, time estimations for treatments, and field safety. There will be a hands‐on demonstration of techniques and equipment.

Instructors: Jeffrey Ward – Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Thomas Worthley – University of Connecticut, Cooperative Extension

Workshop is Free
Pre-Registration Required
Space is Limited, Register Early
Contact Thomas Worthley, UConn
Pre-register or for more information
(860) 345-5232,  thomas.worthley@uconn.edu

This workshop has been evaluated for 1.0 CEU Credits for CT Forest Practitioners.


Sponsored by:
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
University of Connecticut – Cooperative Extension
USDA NRCS Connecticut

Invasive plant species including Japanese barberry have been found to increase the risk of exposure to Lyme disease. Controlling Japanese barberry can reduce the risk of exposure to Lyme disease while also increasing growing space for native wildflowers and tree seedlings.

During this workshop, you will learn techniques for an integrated program of invasive plant control in forest understories including: treatment techniques (flame weeding, mechanical control, and herbicide application), site evaluation, time estimations for treatments, and field safety. There will be a hands‐on demonstration of techniques and equipment.

Instructors: Jeffrey Ward – Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Thomas Worthley – University of Connecticut, Cooperative Extension

Workshop is Free
Pre-Registration Required
Space is Limited, Register Early
Contact Thomas Worthley, UConn
Pre-register or for more information
(860) 345-5232,  thomas.worthley@uconn.edu

This workshop has been evaluated for 1.0 CEU Credits for CT Forest Practitioners.